MobileShift

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Metrics
by Alexandra Kanik

The past year saw some pretty revolutionary advances to how we publish and share content. The numbers have shown us that more and more readers are ditching their desktops in favor of mobile devices and fewer of us are waiting around for slideshows to load. We know what the numbers are saying because the tools and […] more »

DigitalEd
by Sara Snyder

Title: Advanced Smartphone Camera Skills Instructor: Sara Snyder, Multimedia Producer, Shooter and Editor Learn to Use the Amazing Camera on Your Phone Stories come in a variety of shapes, styles and flavors, but truly exceptional storytelling is about getting in the moment and capturing what’s in front of you. In this tutorial, you will learn […] more »

EducationShift
by Robert Gutsche

This article was written in collaboration with Susan Jacobson and Jacqueline Marino. It had been years since Alexa Jane used markers, tape, scissors and pens to make something. Today, though, she and others are taking to cardstock and paper, taping and drawing to discuss the next generation of mobile news. “I prefer to have the […] more »

Culture
by Reuben Stern

  This week we explore what’s different about creating and displaying video in a vertical format — in other words, aligned to the way mobile audiences tend to hold their smartphones. News organizations like Mashable and the New York Times have published experiments with video optimized for vertical smartphone screens, while AJ+ has embraced square […] more »

Culture
by Sonia Paul

You’ve seen it parodied online and discussed in real life: People gathered together, their faces immersed in their individual mobile devices. And a new study from the Pew Research Center verifies what many of us are thinking and feeling about being “alone together,” as Sherry Turkle wrote in her 2012 book discussing how technology is […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Jennifer Sikora

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Mobile ad blocking is a topic making marketers, advertisers, and mobile product developers very nervous. With smartphone usage now at over 64 percent in the U.S. across all age groups, according […] more »

DigitalEd
by Neal Augenstein

Title: Periscope 101: Break News Faster with Mobile Live-Streaming Learn how, why, and when to live-stream with this practical training Instructor: Neal Augenstein, founder, iphonereporting.com and digital reporter, WTOP The power of Periscope means any person can live-stream eyewitness video from anywhere, instantly. Just by pressing a few buttons, the free Periscope app can immediately transport […] more »

MediaShift Podcast
by Jefferson Yen

Outside of iTunes, Apple hasn’t had much of a presence in digital content and news. But that changed in a big way at the recent Worldwide Developer Conference, when Apple revealed it was replacing its Newsstand app with the News app, which would curate the news, while also using human editors. Could Apple do what […] more »

MobileShift
by Aubre Andrus

When the announcement came late last year that Instagram was now bigger than Twitter, as reported by CNBC, those who once scoffed at the photo-focused network started jumping on board. But as usual, there’s already another up-and-comer ready to take the spotlight: Snapchat. Video and images shared on Snapchat may disappear after 24 hours, but […] more »

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